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Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir heated spat in IPL 2013

April 12, 2013

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Welcome the new breed of Indian cricketers, where the phrase ‘cut-throat competition’ has practically come to life with cricketers having a go at one another on the field. Two Indian team mates, turned foes now in the Indian Premier League, Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli were engaged in a heated spat with few words exchanged between the duo after the dismissal of Virat Kohli while chasing KKR’s score. Both these players represent the same domestic side, Delhi in the Ranji trophy. Welcome to Indian Premier League, where friends turn out to be enemies on the pitch.

The two players, who are also skipper of their respective IPL teams should have led from the front, but they set a bad example for a number of youngsters present in their squad. In fact, it cannot be exactly said, who crossed the line , or who was the first person to attack the other with their words, but it was obvious from whatever TV coverage was offered to the viewers, Virat looks to be the offender. Soon these players were within a fists away. Before things could get any worse, it was another Delhi lad, Rajat Bhatia who came to the forefront and separated the players away from the heat of action, which could have turned ugly.

But, it is worth mentioning that the left hander Gautam Gambhir was in aggressive nature right from the time he had walked into bat in the first innings, where he took on the attack against Moises Henriques playing attacking shots and staring back at him every now and then with harsh words. Is this the reason Virat hit back at him after his dismissal? Had he kept a secret note about it? Only Virat would know.

These Delhite players are known for their aggressive approach on the field while they don the Indian cap as well. They have been seen sledging opponents and have never backed out when the other team players hit back at them as well. The same happened in the heat of moment after Kohli’s dismissal. Gautam Gambhir has been involved in  several incidents in the past, which include his bad verbal spat against Kamran Akmaal once and Virat Kohli has had his own share where he even showed his middle finger to Australian fans down under.

But, this is not for the first time that such a spat had broken out in the IPL. Remember the famous Harbhajan Singh and Sreesanth’s slapgate, which became infamous . Last year, some altercation shaped up between Amit Mishra and Munaf Patel as well during an IPL match. Earlier this season, there was some words and fiery expression exchanged between Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard. These spats clearly establish how serious this competition is taken by cricketers, but sometimes, things get off the boil, which should not happen.

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